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The View from a Guatemalan Children’s Village

Originally published on Cortes radio.ca. This radio broadcast was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

I first started taking my children to Guatemala when they were just one and five. It was an idea born on Cortes where two of my friends announced they were going to spend three or four months with their adopted son, so he’d have a chance to get better acquainted with this part of his heritage. Two of the first friends I met after moving to Canada had themselves just moved there to start a Children’s Village and I was excited to visit them. So, suddenly, I was moving to Guatemala for fourth months without my husband and without knowing enough Spanish to do more than order “Uno taco por favor.”

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Vancouver MP Supports Ending Police Street Checks

By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The member of Parliament for Vancouver East says she “wholeheartedly” supports ending police street checks, as city council tackles the issue amid a push from dozens of prominent organizations calling for a ban.

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BC Harbours Ban Large Cruise Ships Through October

By Carl Meyer, National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Harbour authorities in Victoria and Vancouver say they support the Canadian government’s decision to ban large cruise ships through October, as Ottawa continues to restrict activities that could put people at risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus.

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Coast Mountain Air Not Flying To Campbell River (Yet)

In a previous article, I wrote Central Mountain Air will resume daily service to and from Vancouver as of Monday, June 8. This statement was based on a previous notice on their website and the fact their booking page listed three flights arriving at and leaving Campbell River that day. This has changed. The airline’s launch date is now July 6th and Coast Mountain Air is not flying to Campbell River.

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Linda Solomon Wood Talks About Cortes Island & Journalism

Originally published on Cortes Radio.ca This radio broadcast was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Many of you probably know Linda Solomon Wood as the Editor-in-Chief of the CANADA’S NATIONAL OBSERVER, but the award winning investigative journalist lived on Cortes Island for five years after 9/11. While she currently lives in Vancouver, Linda returns every summer. I recently had a chance to interview her about her life and why, as the editor of a national publication, she recently hired a reporter to cover Cortes and Quadra Islands

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